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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 10, 2008 10:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Poll: A simple one..the GD indoors or out?

I moved to LA in November 1982 (a day after seeing the JGB at the New Haven Opera House), so you are probably right. I bet you saw some shows I wish I'd seen, and vice-versa. The Portland and Augusta shows from 1985 are a couple that I really like.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Sep 10, 2008 10:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Poll: A simple one..the GD indoors or out?

I think my favorite Maine experience was seeing the shows at Oxford Plains. The venue itself was absolutely horrendous (dilapitated race track in the middle of nowhere), but the quality of the shows more than made up for it.

If I had to pick an area show/s that I was too late for would be the Cape Cod 79 shows.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 10, 2008 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Poll: A simple one..the GD indoors or out?

I have a not-great audience recording of one of those Oxford Plains shows, and it is a smoker.

Cape Cod 1979 were some smoking shows - little known fact about 10/27/79: they actually started early because they found out when they got to the venue that they had to stop by 11:00 sharp (we missed Jack Straw), and how many bands in the world would do that, as opposed to just skipping a couple of songs? The second night the crowd was hip to the new start time.

I don't know how long ago this matrix showed up, but it's new to me ...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1979-10-27.mtx.groves.sbeok.92049.flac16